Council’s school absence fines rocket in county



A council has issued more than 2,000 fines to parents for their child’s unauthorised absence from school since last September – a six-fold increase on the previous year.
Last year, Nottinghamshire County Council voted to lower the threshold for how long a child could be absent before a fine is issued.
That meant instead of a 25 per cent absence rate - or seven-and-a-half days over six weeks - a parent could be fined if their child missed 10 per cent of lessons, or three days, over the same period.
A report discussed at Monday’s children and young people’s committee meeting said the council... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 21
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